‘Lock and load’ means it’s safe, right?
You take this skeet shooting photo below. You could have shot it from behind, from the side, from an overhead vantage point… But if you can see the round holes where the shotgun pellets come out, you’re doing something wrong.
The same is true of this woman shooting a pistol. Again, wrong angle. If you can see her knuckle from the front, you’ve made a huge boo-boo in the area of where you’re standing.
Tomorrow, watch for my long-overdue memo on photographing archery and javelin events.
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Stephanie Tirode, France air pistol champion in 2007, takes aim during a practice session in Talence, near Bordeaux southwestern France, as she prepares to compete in the Beijing Olympics, on June 5, 2008.
France’s Veronique Giradet, skeet World Champion in 2005, demonstrates how she takes aim during in Castillon-la-Bataille, near Bordeaux, France, in preparation for the Beijing Olympics, June 5, 2008. REUTERS photos, Olivier Pon